Although the new year is still budding, many artists have released info on their latest works and upcoming albums. Here are a few we are really excited to listen to!
Indie rock duo Beach House had us adoring their 2010 album Teen Dream, well 2012 marks another installment for the dreamy duo. Bloom is set to release officially may 15 on Sub Pop. I am personally excited to see the direction Bloom takes if you want a taste of the album the band has released their first single Myth.
Finally, finally, FINALLY!!!! Genre-fusing artist Santigold is back! It has been a while since her debut album and hopefuls were wondering if Santi would ever return to the music scene. But after being pushed back in what seems forever, her sophomore album Master of My Make Believe is out this month! From what I have heard of the album thus far the wait was worth it! Check out her newest video for the amazing song Disparate Youth!
Pop star MIA had mixed reviews for her last album, although it was my favourite of the current three. After a brief break it seems she is back with a bang this year. For her fourth album I am interested to see the amalgamation of all her influences. So far she released the debut single of the album Bad Girls along with an incredible music video. Let's hope she tours and stops here in Vancouver.
One of the most exciting artists to blow up in 2011, Azealia Banks has impressed everyone with her viral hit 212. But since then she has been slowly releasing new material and it seems this young diva is no one hit wonder. Her untitled album is to be released this fall.
Probably my absolute most anticipated album of the year comes from Canadian born electronic duo Crystal Castles. Their second album broke what most bands endure being the second album curse, impressing with was what I believed to be even better than their first. Not much detail has been released except they intend to remain genuine to their sound and that it is to be released this summer (summer dance party material!). Their work is surrounded by mystery much like how the band keeps their public image.